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May 2017

Congressman Jared Huffman (2nd District), says enough evidence exists to draw up articles of impeachment against President, Donald Trump.

At a town hall meeting in Garberville earlier this evening, Huffman said he personally feels there is enough evidence, but will wait for investigations to play out.  Impeachment comments drew the loudest applause of the night from the crowd of almost...

Post date: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 23:32

Redway - A Redway man riding an ATV dies after flipping his vehicle in Southern Humboldt.

The California Highway Patrol says that sometime between Saturday May 27th and Wednesday morning, 59-year old David Dresser was riding his ATV on private property about a quarter mile west of Barley Road just south of Briceland  Road.

For reasons unknown, the victim’s ATV...

Post date: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 21:11

WILLOW CREEK – The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a search in Eastern Humboldt for a missing man who left his home May 23rd.

26-year old Joseph Barriga-Crawford has been diagnosed with manic depression and bi-polar disorder. He left home last Tuesday after an argument and was last seen near the Rite Spot Trailer Park on Highway 299 east of Willow Creek.

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Post date: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 20:46

MENDOCINO COUNTY - Mendocino County Sheriff's Office has identified 23-year-old William Eugene Weist from Boulder Creek, California as the second driver in last week's fatal car crash.

Weist was driving a Ford Bronco on Highway 101 north of Reynolds Highway just after midnight Friday morning. For reasons that are still unknown, the Bronco veered into the southbound lane and collided...

Post date: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 18:29

EUREKA - A repeat car thief was arrested in Eureka, and social media helped bring him down.

The owner of a Toyota 4Runner took to face book with pictures of the vehicle after it was stolen earlier this week. People posted responses saying they'd seen the car in Eureka. That's when EPD received a report that someone was following the stolen SUV through town. Officers located the 4Runner...

Post date: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 18:26

EUREKA - The trial for an Arcata woman accused of killing her infant daughter is delayed while the courts await results of a psychological evaluation.

Ewa Misztal's Public Defender Casey Russo requested the delay so the psychological evaluation can be compiled. He said that the document will hopefully lead to a resolution in the case.

Judge Wilson granted the delay. Misztal is...

Post date: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 18:24

EUREKA - Local students brought home big honors at a statewide policing competition.

Five members of EPD Explorers Post #104 traveled to California Highway Patrol's Explorer Challenge 2017 in Sacramento.

They acted out real-life scenarios like this felony traffic stop in a competition against students from across the state. And the group placed third in the crime scene...

Post date: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 18:15

As fire season sets in, local fire agencies are taking action to make sure they are prepared.

Six Rivers National Forest Fire Management conducted a live-fire training session  at Six Rivers Humboldt Nursery in McKinleyville on Wednesday to provide their wildland firefighters a chance to practice their skills.

During the training, firefighters had to attack a simulated car and...

Post date: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 18:14

Local hospitals, Mad River and Saint Joseph, have achieved trauma center designations.

Officially as of Thursday, Mad River will be designated as a level IV trauma center, and Saint Joe's as a level III - the highest in the county.

This means that the hospitals have met high level criteria of trauma patient care set by the North Coast Emergency Medical Care Agency.

These...

Post date: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 18:11

TRINIDAD - Trinidad City Council will hold a special budget workshop to set priorities for the next fiscal year.

Staff will present recommendations on how best to implement recent initiatives like the vacation rental ordinance and storm water and improvements.

The meeting will also help members plan for longer term projects like Van Wycke Trail construction and citywide septic...

Post date: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 18:11

WILLOW CREEK – With over half a decade of ongoing vandalism at the Willow Creek Cemetery visitors describe their Memorial Day visit as one being extremely offensive.

One pole stands bare just two days after Memorial Day.

“It’s pretty disheartening to come and see,” says VFW Ironsides Post 9561 Post Commander, Dusty Napier.

A picture sent to us by a Willow Creek Cemetery...

Post date: Wed, 05/31/2017 - 17:46

EUREKA – The great race is over. By all accounts the Kinetic Grand Championship was an unmitigated success.

Forty teams participated and although there were some upsets of the usual top finishers, attendance was very good and there was a lot of glory shared by all...according to officials.

The Kinetic Grand Champion was Trilobike Test Kitchen. Top Engineering Award went to that...

Post date: Tue, 05/30/2017 - 22:57